PRESS: The Traps in The Press (5)

March 2nd, 2014 by Nick

On March 17th, The Traps release their brand new AA side single Imposter / My Grip through Label Fandango and Fierce Panda Records.

The metaphorical A-side, ‘My Grip’ is from the ‘Calypso’ album and is their finest moment yet, a great big impassioned blend of New Order synthetics and towering Scott Walker-esque vocals. The non-physical AA-side meanwhile is a brand new track called ‘Imposter’, which is grand and twanging and impeccably imposing.

Here’s what the press are saying:

Clash Magazine (Singles of the week)
http://www.clashmusic.com/features/clash-reviews-the-singles-of-march-17
Indie London (Singles of the week)
http://www.indielondon.co.uk/Music-sotw/music-sotw

VIDEO: The Traps premiere Eyes Open

October 19th, 2013 by Nick

Here is the brand New Video for Eyes Open by The Traps! Directed and edited by the wonderful Genevieve Landry. Check it! and share around!

RELEASE: The Traps Release Debut Album

October 19th, 2013 by Nick

The Traps released their debut album Calypso on 30th September.

You can buy Calypso online here:

RELEASE: Track 2 from Tom Peel Sub Club

June 30th, 2013 by Nick

The 2nd Track of Tom Peel’s 24 Track Subscription Club is here. ‘Give It All To Good’ is available now to preview and buy here: http://speechfewapy.com/tom-peel-subscription-club/ Tom Peel’s Music

RELEASE: The Brand New Tom Peel Album

June 30th, 2013 by Nick

…is out now! The self titled album follows the release of his new Subscription club in April.
You can buy the album from here now:
Itunes / Amazon / Bandcamp / 7Digital / Spotify
Listen to Tom Peel talk you through the album himself below:

PRESS: The Traps Featured in RCKSTR, Swiss Music Mag

May 3rd, 2013 by Nick

The Traps have been featured in the new issue of RCKSTR. Switzerlands biggest music mag. Check it here -http://www.issuu.com/rckstr/docs/rs101 – Page 23

PRESS: Tom Peel in new Brum Notes Mag

May 1st, 2013 by Nick

Check out the brand new issue of Brum Notes Magazine featuring an interview with our man Tom Peel telling us all about his new subscription club! - http://www.brumnotes.com/magazine/

PRESS: The Traps in the press (4)

April 28th, 2013 by Nick

The Traps 2nd single ‘The Honey Drip’ is released on May 13th on Speech Fewapy.
Check out the press features coming in:
Indie London
Singles of The Week. “There are some moments that reminded me of classic INXS. Well worth checking out!” 3.5 out of 5
Sound Of Confusion
Following previous single ‘Calypso’, this is another suitably catchy guitar tune with shuffling drums and a plodding piano which suits it down to the ground.
This Is A Popscene
Good things come to those who wait – maybe… but I don’t want to wait for something that is this good. I want it now!
Counteract Magazine
Venture Magazine 5 out of 5
The Music Fix
Singles of The Week. ‘The Honey Drip’ is a great accompaniment to any sunny days we might see.
Culture Zine
the greatness is confirmed by the title – melodic honey slowly dripped over sonic template that combines to make a song you can listen to over and over and never get bored.
Gold Flake Paint
Counteract Magazine
Ultimate guide to new music in Birmingham
Don’t Need No Melody – New York
Here Comes The Flood – Holland
This band relies on harmonies and with two good singers, whose voices blend seamlessly, they can safely do so. A ray of sunshine of a rainy Spring day.
AAA Music
Squeaky…

RELEASE NEWS: Tom Peel wheels out track 1 from his subscription club

April 21st, 2013 by Nick

Here is the 1st track from the Tom Peel Subscription Club.
The Subscription Club will feature 24 tracks in total and Track 1 entitled 1993 VW Polo Boulevard doesn’t disappoint.
Check out a 45 second preview below. Head over to the shop to find out more about what the subscription club has on offer!

PRESS: The Traps ready The Honey Drip

April 16th, 2013 by Nick

The Traps will release their new single The Honey Drip on May 13th on Speech Fewapy Records. The single is the follow up to January’s debut single Calypso.

The Honey Drip’s metronomic bassline and drumbeat allow the guitar and piano hooks to reign free throughout the song, while the band’s trademark melodies and harmonies drench the choruses. With a climactic outro laden with trumpets, saxophones, throbbing synths and heavy guitar hooks, The Honey Drip has become one of the standout songs from their live shows.
This morning saw New York’s Don’t Need No Melody be the first to review the track – http://dontneednomelody.com/2013/04/15/song-premiere-the-traps-the-honey-drip/